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This is Mexico’s Yucutan Peninsula: Episode 5 (Watch Video)

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Matthias Lebo visits Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in a five-part video series on Scubaverse.com.

In the final episode of the series, Matthias travels to Cozumel to experience the diving there.

For more from Matthias, visit www.liquid-images.net.

Matthias, originally a banker from Switzerland, found his real passion when he started traveling the world in 2004 and discovered scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Very shortly after that he became a PADI Instructor himself and started passing on his passion to numerous students for several years in different tropical locations across the world. In 2011 he returned to Switzerland and started working in a marketing role for a dive tour operator. A former Underwater Videography student of Scubaverse's very own Jeff Goodman, Matthias films his underwater adventures with the purpose of showing people what wonders lie beneath the water's surface.

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Breaking News: Captain charged in Conception boat fire tragedy

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According to reports in the international press today, it has been announced that the Captain of the dive boat Conception, which was completely destroyed by fire last year, resulting in the tragic loss of 34 passengers and crew, has been charged with 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. 

The Captain Jerry Nehl Boylan was among five crew members to escape the blaze on board Conception, a dive boat operated by Truth Aquatics, which took place in the early hours of 2 September 2019 whilst the boat was moored offshore, close to Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California.

The BBC reports that Mr Boylan has not publicly commented on the charges, and is expected to surrender to the authorities at a later date. According to the BBC, each charge of seaman’s manslaughter carries up to 10 years in federal prison.

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Crossover to NAUI for FREE!

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As a boost to help the diving industry, NAUI are still offering a FREE Instructor cross-over course together with five free certifications to all Instructors. This can include Open Water, Advance, Rescue, Nitrox and various other specialities and can be mixed and matched so all five do not necessarily need to be for the same certification.

NAUI have also frozen the membership fees for 2021 for instructors crossing over or restarting.

NAUI’s Southern UK Rep Simon Lodge says: “Throughout this year, the diving industry has severely suffered so as a result, to help kickstart the diving industry NAUI will not be charging membership fees 2020/2021 to any new instructors.” 

Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: A Higher Standard!

For more details please contact Simon Lodge (Southern UK Rep) on simon@europe.naui.org or Craig Warner (Northern UK Rep) on cwarner@europe.naui.org.

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